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BBC Symphony Orchestra at Maida Vale

The BBC Symphony Orchestra performs music by Bartok, Andrew Norman, Augusta Read Thomas and Jonathan Bailey Holland. Plus a work from young Latvian composer Jēkabs Jančevskis.

The BBC Symphony Orchestra are at Maida Vale Studios for a concert of 20th and 21st-century music which includes one of Bartok's final orchestral works - his Viola Concerto, written for virtuoso viola player William Primrose. There are also three UK premieres of works by US composers Andrew Norman, Augusta Read Thomas and Jonathan Bailey Holland.

Following that concert, there's another visit to the 66th International Rostrum of Composers in Argentina, and a piece by the young Latvian composer Jēkabs Jančevskis - "When", written in 2018.

The programme ends with a recording made by violinist Guy Braunstein of one of Tchaikovsky's best-known miniatures for violin and orchestra.

2pm
Andrew Norman: Sacred Geometry (UK Premiere)
Bela Bartok: Viola Concerto
Augusta Read Thomas: Helios Choros I (UK premiere)
Jonathan Bailey Holland: Motor City Dance Mix (UK premiere)

Timothy Ridout, viola
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Brad Lubman, conductor

3pm
Jēkabs Jančevskis: When (2018)
Kristaps Bergs, cello
Mixed Choir of Riga Cathedral Choir School
Jurgis Cabalis, conductor

3.10pm
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Serenade mélancolique, Op.26
Guy Braunstein, violin
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Kirill Karabits, conductor

Presented by Penny Gore.

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1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Andrew Norman

    Sacred Geometry

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Brad Lubman.
  • Béla Bartók

    Viola Concerto

    Performer: Timothy Ridout. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Brad Lubman.
  • Augusta Read Thomas

    Helios Choros I

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Brad Lubman.
  • Jonathan Bailey Holland

    Motor City Dance Mix

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Brad Lubman.
  • Jēkabs Jančevskis

    When

    Performer: Kristaps Bergs. Choir: Mixed Choir of Riga Cathedral School. Conductor: Jurgis Cabalis.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Serenade melancolique op 26

    Performer: Guy Braunstein. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Kirill Karabits.
    • PENTATONE.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Letter Scene from Eugene Onegin

    Performer: Guy Braunstein. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Kirill Gerstein.
    • PENTATONE.

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